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Our Mental Health and Safety Net Projects have joined together to share a statement opposing Mayor Adams’ plan to expand involuntary hospitalizations of homeless individuals with mental health concerns. Read the statement here.

Mayor Adams Identifies the 78 Shelter to House Migrants

January 22nd, 2023|


"Craig Hughes a social worker with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center said: 'Sheltering people in a tent with hundreds of cots crammed together during a pandemic, just as winter approaches, is a particularly frightening path for the city to take...'"

City Council eyes expanding CityFHEPS housing benefit program to help vulnerable New Yorkers find permanent housing

January 18th, 2023|


"Karim Walker, an organizer with the [Safety Net Project of the] Urban Justice Center who is a recipient of a CityFHEPS voucher, called the program “nothing short of a godsend.” Walker said the program’s biggest issues are the 90-day wait period, the process of moving someone to safe housing, and income discrimination."

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